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Spring 2010 Workshop for Administrators

March 20 and 21st, 2010 at the

Berkeley Doubletree Marina, Berkeley, California

Critical thinking concepts and tools are the essential core of all well-conceived instruction. They define the ultimate goals of education. Taking ownership of these goals is the crucial first step in educational reform. The second step consists in contextualizing the goals. This entails creating strategies for bringing critical thinking into the teaching of every subject. Accordingly, each of our spring workshops focuses on internalizing and contextualizing critical thinking concepts and principles.

For more than a quarter century, the Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking have been working together to bring about essential change in education through the cultivation of fairminded critical thinking. Each year we offer workshops and conferences to advance this important goal. Our spring workshops provide an opportunity for you to learn or deepen your understanding of the foundations of critical thinking and to contextualize them in your work or teaching. Critical societies are created one person, one teacher, one professor, one administrator at a time.

Our Spring 2010 Workshop features the following session specifically constructed for administrators.
We hope you join us.

Placing a Robust Framework for Critical Thinking At the Heart Of Your Institution’s Mission, Accreditation or Reaccreditation Process… Linda Elder

Critical thinking is not an isolated goal unrelated to other important goals in education. Rather, it is a seminal goal which, done well, simultaneously facilitates a rainbow of other ends. It is best conceived, therefore, as the hub around which all other educational ends cluster. For example, as students learn to think more critically, they become more proficient at historical, scientific, and sociological thinking. They develop skills, abilities, and values critical to success in everyday life. All of this assumes, of course, that those who teach have a solid grounding in critical thinking and in the teaching strategies essential to it.
To develop a deep understanding of the foundations of critical thinking involves a long-term approach to learning and applying those foundations. Faculty in a long range professional development program come to recognize explicitly that critical thinking is not just one of many divergent educational aims, but is rather a way of teaching and learning at a high level of effectiveness.  This workshop will thus focus on a substantive, robust framework for critical thinking and how it can be placed at the heart of the institution’s mission, accreditation, or reaccreditation process. A long-term approach to staff development will be emphasized.

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Spring 2010 Workshops in Critical Thinking
EVENT COST:  PAID BETWEEN Oct 01 2009 AND Mar 01 20101 Person2-3 people4-6 People7 or More
Spring 2010 Workshop Series (early registration)
EVENT COST:  PAID BETWEEN Mar 01 2010 and Mar 21 2010 1 Person2-3 people4-6 People7 or More
Spring 2010 Workshop Series $470.00$440.00$410.00$325.00